Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau plans on remaining with the Steelers at age 76.
Thursday was a mixed bag for Steelers TE Heath Miller. He had knee surgery that will lead to months of grueling rehab, but he also was named the Steelers' MVP.
Pittsburgh tight end Heath Miller, CB Ike Taylor and RB Baron Batch were placed on injured reserve, with Miller expected to undergo knee surgery on Thursday.
Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley did his best to diffuse any worries of a rift between himself and the Pro Bowl QB Ben Roethlisberger.
RB Rashard Mendenhall returns to practice and deflects questions on his reason for skipping the Dec. 9 loss to the Chargers, which drew him a one-game suspension.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said he apologized to coach Mike Tomlin, OC Todd Haley and team president Art Rooney II for his comments after Pittsburgh's 27-24 overtime loss in Dallas on Sunday.
With two wins in the final two games, the Steelers make the playoffs. With two losses, they're out. A win and a loss would make them 8-8 and still give them some back-in possibilities, but they'd need a lot of help.
Somehow, despite it all -- despite themselves -- the Steelers still can make the playoffs with a mere home sweep of their Ohio rivals the next two Sundays.
A virus has swept through the Steelers locker room, preventing a number of key players from participating in practice.
Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley may not be fully recovered from his ankle injury, but he says it's "feeling good" and it looks likely that he will be able to play Sunday against the Cowboys, although his role could be limited.
Steelers rookie guard David DeCastro is on schedule to get his first career NFL start Sunday in Dallas.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Rashard Mendenhall is frustrated with his situation, and that's a big part of why he didn't show up for Sunday's game, an action that led to a one-game suspension.
The Chargers' inactive list includes WR Eddie Royal and DE Antonio Garay.
Steelers' James Harrison may have wanted to go off on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as he has in the past, but the Pittsburgh LB showed restraint Friday when discussing Goodell's proposal to eliminate kickoffs.
Steelers guard Willie Colon is back at practice after being out two weeks, but S Troy Polamalu didn't practice for the second day in a row.